Eight-year-old Cole Turner-Hollyhomes from Walsall is helping save the world’s oceans from plastic pollution.
He was so alarmed by what he discovered about the impact that plastic pollution has on the seas and sea creatures, he decided to raise funds for marine charity the Sea Life Trust – which has made the reduction of plastic in our seas one of its key objectives.
Cole is concerned that we are using the ocean as a giant rubbish dump – thousands of tonnes of it are thrown into the sea daily. Cole says that plastic is the most common thing found in the sea. It does not get broken down easily, is harmful to the environment and some marine animals eat it, thinking it is food.
And it’s not just plastic, poisonous metals can also affect marine animals, making them ill and stopping them from growing and reproducing properly.
Cole feels so strongly about it, that he has booked a ‘swim with sharks’ in January and is and raising sponsorship for his daredevil swim! He’s supporting the Sea Life Trust, a registered charity that works around the world to ensure marine life is safe from unsustainable fishing practices, habitat destruction and pollution.
You can donate to Cole’s appeal at his Just Giving page. (By clicking the link, you will be leaving the First News Live website.)
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